The Prize

The international Heinrich Wieland Prize honours distinguished scientists for their outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology as well as on their clinical importance. The prize is endowed with 100,000 euros by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and named after Heinrich Wieland (1877-1957), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry in 1927.

In 2014, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Heinrich Wieland Prize, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation hosted a scientific symposium on October 21, 2014, in Munich, Germany, with highly acclaimed researchers, among them Heinrich Wieland Laureate 2014 Reinhard Jahn and Nobel Prize winner James Rothman.

The Heinrich Wieland Prize is one of the most prestigious international science prizes presented in Germany. Since 1964, it has been awarded yearly to outstanding scientists who have significantly advanced their field. The awardees are rigorously selected by the prize’s scientific Board of Trustees from the nominations generated through an open call. Among the former awardees are subsequent Nobel Laureates Michael Brown, Joseph Goldstein, Bengt Samuelsson, and James Rothman.

The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation - the donor of the prize - is an independent, non-profit organization committed to the promotion of the medical, biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical sciences.

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